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• The NBA London Game 2019 will feature a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks in The O2 on Thursday, Jan. 17. Marketing partners include Foot Locker, Gatorade, Nike, SAP and Tissot, with additional partners to be unveiled in the coming months.

• The Denver Broncos home field is getting a temporary name change to Broncos Stadium at Mile High. It had been Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but the national sporting goods retailer, which had been based in Englewood, Col., ceased operations in July 2016. A search for a more permanent naming rights holder is currently underway.

• Per AP Sports: Burger King in Russia ran a promotion on social media offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to any women who become pregnant by World Cup players. The offer was then deleted, In a statement Wednesday to AP, Burger King said, “We are sorry about the clearly offensive promotion that the team in Russia launched online. (It) does not reflect our brand or our values and we are taking steps to ensure this type of activity does not happen again.”

• The PGA TOUR has signed a deal with Facebook to distribute exclusive Saturday and Sunday live competition coverage, on a free basis, from eight tournaments leading into the FedExCup Playoffs for the 2017-18 season. Airing on Facebook Watch in the U.S., coverage begins at the Travelers Championship on June 23-24. Other events in 2018 include: Quicken Loans National; A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier; John Deere Classic; RBC Canadian Open; World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational; Wyndham Championship; and The Northern Trust.

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MLB has released the leaders by position for the 2018 All-Star Game (as of June 19), with voting sponsored by Camping World. (Voting ends July 5 at 11:59 PM ET.)

American League: 1B José Abreu (Chicago White Sox), 2B José Altuve (Houston Astros), SS Manny Machado (Baltimore Orioles), 3B  José Ramirez (Cleveland Indians); OF Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels). Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), Mookie Betts (Boston Red Sox); Wilson Ramos (Tampa Bay Rays), Gary Sanchez (New York Yankees); DH Victor Martinez (Detroit Tigers).

National League: 1B Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves), 2B Ozhaino Albies (Atlanta Braves), SS Brandon Crawford (San Francisco Giants), 3B Nolan Arenado (Colorado Rockies); OF Matt Kemp (Los Angeles Dodgers), Nick Markakis (Atlanta Braves), Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals); C Wilson Contreras (Chicago Cubs),Buster Posey (San Francisco Giants).

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (June 15-17)

1. Incredibles 2 - Disney - $180 M ($231.5M worldwide)
2. Ocean's 8 - Warner Bros. - $19.6M
3. Tag - Warner Bros. - $14.6M
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story - Disney - $9.1M
5. Deadpool 2 - 20th Century Fox - $8.8M
6. Hereditary - A24 - $7M
7. Superfly - Sony - $6.3M
8. Avengers: Infinity War - Disney - $5.3M
9. Adrift - STX Entertainment - $2.1M
10. Book Club - Paramount - $1.9M
11. A Wrinkle In Time - Disney - $1.8M
12. Gotti - Vertical Entertainment - $1.7M

NOTE: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Universal $173.6M international (opens in U.S. June 22)

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Free U2 Download, Bank Of America Driving AIDS Awareness During Super Bowl

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February 1, 2014: Back in 2002, U2 starred in the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVI in the SuperDome in New Orleans. The playlist included "Where the Streets Have No Name," "Beautiful Day" and "MLK."

U2 will be back in the Super Bowl, not as halftime performers, but as one of the diving forces behind (RED), designed to raise awareness for and drive contributions to the fight against Aids, tuberculosis and malaria.

Beginning on Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday, and for a period of more than 24 hours, a new U2 song, "Invisible," will be available globally via iTunes as a free download to benefit (RED). The free download begins on Feb. 2 at 6 PM (ET) just before the start of the game and runs until 12:59 PM (ET) on Feb. 3.

(RED) and U2 have established a YouTube destination to see a video of the iconic band playing "Invincible," which goes live prior to the game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos begins. (See it here.)

A 60-second spot from Bank of America featuring the song will air during Super Bowl XLVIII on Fox.

For every download, the Global Fund — via (RED) — will receive a $1 donation from Bank of America with the total donation up to $2 million.

U2 also has set up a hash tag destination, #NewU2Song, via its Twitter account to help drive awareness.

A new alliance with Bank of America, which has committed $10 million to (RED), has also resulted in a $10 million match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and $1 million each from both SAP and South Africa's Motsepe Family, bringing the total commitment to $22 million.

According to (RED), "700 babies are born with HIV every day. By 2015, that number can be close to zero."

The Global Fund to fight Aids, TB and malaria has generated more than $240 million since being founded in 2006 by U2's Bono and Bobby Shriver. The groups said that "100% of the funds raised by (RED) go to the Global Fund as no overheads are removed."

(RED) said funds are fighting AIDS in eight African countries — Rwanda, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zambia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa — where donations pay for AIDS treatment, testing and prevention services, with a focus on ending mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

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